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concerns today that politics is getting in the way of the super storm sandy cleanup, but 60 billion in taxpayer relief, 60 billion goes straight to some labor unions and bypasses local businesses that could also use the work, but don't happen to be unionized. we'll talk about one of the builders having to fight for a piece of the pie in this tough economy. why are we requiring that these contracts go to union shops? shouldn't we be getting the cheapest deal we can with the taxpayers' money? we'll talk about it. justice is served after a disturbing attack at a train station is on surveillance. real concerns how long it took police, after the suspect. and lance armstrong came clean with oprah, or did he, and he knows exactly how to look at somebody and see if they tell the truth about something, he's going to look at lance armstrong and manti te'o. ♪ you're my favorite mistake ♪ ♪ you're my favorite mistake ♪ uo thine customers! [old english accent] safe driver, multi-car, paid in full -- a most fulsome bounty indeed, lord jamie. thou cometh and we thy saveth! what are you doi
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connecticut democrats in the senate in the wake of the sandy hook school shootings in their state. it's opposed by the nra. >> newtown fundamentally changed things and the nra doesn't get it. >> we believe in our right to defend ourselves and our families with semi-automatic firearms technology! >> meanwhile, vice president joe biden goes to virginia tomorrow to hold a rally to promote gun control. >>> a defiant message today from north korea. the country's top military body says it plans to carry out what it calls a high level nuclear test. a news reader said the test will target the united states. north korea is rejecting a u.n. security council resolution that passed two days ago. that resolution called a long- range rocket launch last month [ indiscernible ] expanded sanctions >>> or capitol hill there was crying and yelling as secretary of state hillary clinton testified about the terror attacks in libya last september but it was a question from a republican senator about allegedly misleading the public that really set her off. >> with all due
for every life lost in sandy hook. today's hull, 29 weapons from an ar 15 to a bebe gun to a rifle that peter kept in his attic two decades he no longer wants around. >> kids can find them. and you know, we have grandchildren. they know where to look. >> so 29 weapons on the streets. and this was the case last week, marin took weapons no questions asked. the district attorney says weapons will be destroyed and hopes to make good on vouchers issued last week within 30 days. live in mill valley, wayne freedman abc 7 news. >> thank you. >> the president was sworn in today and used his address touch on challenges of the 21 century calling for equal treatment for are gays. in a lunchen, he was presented with crystal and photographs. here is a look at one of the balls underway, the commander in chief ball including military honorees. there is the public ball tonight z a salute to heroes ball, hosted by joe biden. >> people got up early to match and many wanted to watch this occasion with friends. abc 7 news is at one party in san francisco. >> the crowd was small, but enthusiastic. >> th
of hurricane sandy that the white house had proposed. the vote on tuesday was another show of weakness for republicans as the gop leadership let the bill come to the floor despite the fact that only a small fraction of republicans supported it. the bill passed with 241 votes in the house only 49 of which came from republicans out of a total of 240 republicans in the house. the decision to bring the bill to the floor was a violation of the so-called hastert rule named after former republican house speaker dennis hastert who says that a bill should never be brought to the floor unless a majority of the majority can support it. the apparent disunity within the republican caucus offered house democrats the faint hope they might have a bigger role to play in the new congress than as the house minority over the past two years. the house democrats' new role in fact may prove crucial in the next major legislative battle over gun control. on wednesday the president proposed a package of gun law reforms in response to the massacre in newtown last month. the package is by all accounts the most sw
-888-5-helps-u. >> a lot of rates went up after katrina and now sandy and this is not going to stop. >> reporter: rates will continue to go up and it's not a bad idea to be prepared that in the event of a flood you wouldn't be fully covered even with insurance. >>> thank you. >>> coming up in the next half hour the sweeping gun control signed by president obama. >> if there's even one life that can be saved, we have an obligation to try. >> the $500 million plan. the reaction from governor brown and how the nra brought mr. obama's daughters into the debate. >> developing news out of algeria. americans held hostage after a terrorist attack on an oil facility. >> just saw a big ball of flame and smoke. >> what caused this fiery scene in the middle of the street during rush hour. and through monday get 3 years interest-free financing on selected models. don't miss sleep train's year end clearance sale. ♪ your ticket to a better night's sleep ♪ now at 6:30.. the president now at 6:30.. the president lays out an ambitious agenda to >>> i'm calling on c
capacity ammunition clips in the wake of the sandy hook school shootings. her bill is also cosponsored by both of connecticut's senators. >> newtown changed things. >> we believe in our right to defend ourselves and our families with semi-automatic firearms technology. >> vice president joe biden continues his search for ways to curb gun violence. he is heading to virginia tomorrow. he will hold a rally to promote gun control and will hold online google forum chats to discuss the issue. >>> san mateo county will hold a gun buy-back event this saturday at the fairgrounds on delaware street. the county will offer $100 for handguns, shotguns and rifles. if you turn in an assault weapon you could earn up to $200. in recent months several bay area cities have held gun buy- back programs. this is oakland's successful event last december. >>> new this morning, british officials warning of an imminent threat against westerners in libya and telling all uk nationals to get out of benghazi immediately. meanwhile secretary of state hillary clinton got emotional
off the shelves. >> the gun shop has seen a 300% jump in sales since the sandy hook tragedy. since the call for tighter gun control they expected the man to continue. >> this is california legal ar-15. >> it sells for $1,000 to $2,000, and it is probably the most sought after weapon in the country. but this one is owned by an employee, and it is not for sale. >> every gun store in the bay area say they have been sold out of the ar15 for more than a month. but the calls still keep coming in. more than a dozen calls a day at this store alone. >> if we had one it would be gone in one minute. >> he recently bought a shotgun and a 357 revolver because he fears the government will take away his right to own a gun. >> you can make concessions with the second amendment and it keeps going downhill from there. i think people are scared and reacting to the media and reacting to all of these shootings. personally i think they are overreacting. >> ammunition is more difficult to come by. >> i used to be able to get 50 shots for 15 bucks, and now it is almost 32 to 40 a box. >> it has been too m
has seen a 300% jump in sales since the sandy hook tragedy. since the call for tighter gun control they expected the man to continue. >> this is california legal ar-15. >> it sells for $1,000 to $2,000, and it is probably the most sought after weapon in the country. but this one is owned by an employee, and it is not for sale. >> every gun store in the bay area say they have been sold out of the ar15 for more than a month. but the calls still keep coming in. more than a dozen calls a day at this store alone. >> if we had one it would be gone in one minute. >> he recently bought a 357 revolverr because he fears the government will take away his right to own a gun. >> you can make concessions with the second amendment and it keeps going downhill from there. i think people are scared and reacting to the m and and reacting to all of these shootings. personally i think they are overreacting. >> ammunition is more difficult to come by. >> i used to be able to get 50 shots for 15 bucks, and now it is almost to 40 a box. >> it has been too much of a good thing. now many manufacturers are o
is bringing further misery to families trying to recover from sandy. staten island people who haven't had heat since october are taking refuge in tents. >> you can't describe it. unless you experience it, feel the wind biting at your skin it's hard to explain. >> reporter: and the cold weather is raising concerns about hypothermia at 30 below zero frost bite can happen in five minutes. temperatures aren't expected to rise until the weekend. >> threats north korea has they promise more rocket launches and a third nuclear test. leaders say they are targeting the united states. we are in the washington dc newsroom. >> reporter: officials in south korea analyzed a debrief and said north korea was testing for a missile that could travel 6200 miles which is far enough to reach the west coast. leaders say americans shouldn't be concerned at this point. they say a lot of work has to be done before north korea has the technology to mount a nuclear warhead on a missile . they are angry after the united states supported the un security council's move on tuesday that expanded sanctions against them for
and six brave adults were violently taken from us at sandy hook elementary, more than 900 of our fellow americans have reportedly died at the end of a gun-- 900 in the past month. and every day we wait, that number will keep growing. so i'm putting forward a specific set of proposals based on the work of joe's task force. and in the days ahead i intend to use whatever weight this office holds to make them a reality. >> suarez: the president then offered the most far-reaching proposals to curb gun violence since at least the clinton administration. they include 23 steps he can take on his own, through executive action. among them, improving the system of background checks already in place for gun purchases. providing funding to study gun violence, including the effects of violent video games and entertainment. helping schools develop emergency response plans and hire resource officers, including police, if they want them. and clarifying that mental health providers are allowed to report patients who make violent threats. joining the president on stage as he signed those executive orders
"sandy" -- last october -- spent the night in tents with propane heaters. britain, the netherlands and germany are warning their citizens to get out of benghazi, libya. the alert today cited an the city. the alert today cited an imminent threat to westerners in the city. there were no specifics, and the u.s. embassy in libya said it had nothing pointing to threats against americans. the u.s. ambassador to libya -- and three other americans -- died last september when islamist militants attacked the u.s. consulate in benghazi. north korea declared today it will conduct a third nuclear test, defying newly expanded u.n. sanctions. the announcement came two days after the u.n. security council condemned the north for a long-range rocket test last month. in response, the north's top governing body -- the national defense commission -- issued this statement, on state t.v. >> ( translated ): we do not deny that a variety of satellites and long-range rockets will be launched. one after another and a nuclear test of a higher level which will be carried out by it in the upcoming all-out acti
about 10s ndz a drug store. why would you pay $600 for these? if you're color blind. sandy is taking a test to determine how quickly he can tell colors apart. don discovered it by accident when his friend used them. >> he said these are great. i can see the cones. i didn't know what he's talking about. turns out he's color blind. he can see the orange cones for the first time in his life. >> color blindness is a defect in the retina color sensing pigment autos we have one sensitive to green light and one to red light. we can notice they overlap a lot. >> the red and green overlap and both look brown unless you can block a narrow part of the spectrum between red and green. that is what encroma does. >> this goes way beyond just a new appreciation for plant life. man made world is built out of color. being able to tell them apart can be a matter of safety from. traffic lights to road signs if you can't see color, he says you're likely to hes state swlu to make a split-second decision n clinical trials he says the patients made snap judgments 30% faster. what tickles him is something ee
this other story, there's been a lot of discussion about guns in schools, and guns in general after the sandy hook sad situation in december in connecticut. and now there's a kindergarten girl who apparently owns one of these little devices, you look at the screen at hello kitty bubble gun. apparently, she was talking about this toy at school. it's my understanding she actually didn't even have the toy with her at the mt. carmel area school in pennsylvania. as a result of just talking about shooting bubbles at one another, apparently she received a ten-day suspension. it was reduced to two days, but that's kind of unclear now whether or not she should even have faced any kind of suspensi suspension. >> steve: well, this is kind of crazy the two five-year-old girls were waiting at the bus, hey, i'm going to shoot you with my hello kitty bubble machine and somebody overheard it and next thing you know, just because people are, you know, freaked out about guns since sandy hook, the school got involved. and she was suspended for ten days, and then reduced it to two. but she was also given, becaus
response to the sandy hook school shooting. a sweeping plan to overhaul america's gun laws. details came today at a white house ceremony. the $500 billion blueprint a is mixture of executive orders, and proposed legislation. the broader and more impactful ideas need congress to act. the president appealed to the hearts and minds of americans, while urging those lawmakers to act, and act soon. >> reporter: the president surrounded himself, with some of the children he knew gun laws will help protect. four children who wrote him letters. >> she said i know that laws have to be passed by congress. but i beg you to try very hardly. julia, i will try very hardly. >> reporter: he then laid out what he will push congress to pass. the assault rifles ban. require background checks on all gun sales. 40% of sales right now have no such checks. renew a 10 round limit on ammunition magazines, and more. >> the only way we can change, is if the american people demand it. >> reporter: then the president did what he could without action. he signed 23 measures, including tougher penalties for people who l
. >> it is president obama's highly evened response to the sandy hook school shooting. a sweeping plan to overhaul america's gun laws. details came today at a white house ceremony. the $500 billion blueprint a is mixture of executive orders, and proposed legislation. the broader and more impactful ideas need congress to act. the president appealed to the hearts and minds of americans, while urging those lawmakers to act, and act soon. >> reporter: the president surrounded himself, with some of the children he knew gun laws will help protect. four children who wrote him letters. >> she said i know that laws have to be passed by congress. but i beg you to try very hardly. julia, i will try very hardly. >> reporter: he then laid out what he will push congress to pass. the assault rifles ban. require background checks on all gun sales. 40% of sales right now have no such checks. renew a 10 round limit on ammunition magazines, and more. >> the only way we can change, is if the american people demand it. >> reporter: then the president did what he could without action. he signed 23 measures, including t
republicans including the leaders for delaying the vote on hurricane sandy relief. we'll be right back. he's big up there. >>> we're back. and i said what a day. hillary clinton's strong performance today was a reminder to many that she would be a formidable candidate. who doesn't know that, in 2016. today we got hints about another one. vice president joe biden. he clearly wants to run. he seems to be laying the groundwork for a run which he was asked about on cnn yesterday. let's listen to what he said. >> is there any reason you wouldn't run? >> there's a whole lot of reasons why i wouldn't run. i haven't made that decision and i don't have to make that decision for awhile. >> so are you ready to run against hillary clinton in 2016? >> i haven't made that judgment and hillary hasn't made that judgment. but i can tell you what. everything that should be done over the next two years that i should be part of would have to be done whether i run or i don't run. if this administration is successful, whoever is running as a democrat is better positioned to win. if we're not successful, whoever
into the sandy hook school shooting will be delivered by state police today. the presentation will be made at the first meeting of the new sandy hooke advisory commission. the group also hear from experts involved in the aftermath of the virginia tech and columbine and tragedies. their goal is to come up with recommendations on school safety, a mental- health and gun violence prevention. their initial report is due by march the 15th. >> the lafayette school district is joining a growing list of schools making security changes. the district will implement a new emergency block down system. hill will allow teachers to lock their doors from inside the classroom as that of going out in the fall. the new locks will go into all five district schools on all 205 classroom doors. the locks are just one new layer of security. new security cameras are also now in place, about a dozen at each school they work day and night. >> san mateo county plans to hold its first gun buyback program of the year. the gun buyback aims to monetarily reward the voluntary surrender of firearms in an attempt at reducing
gun safety and new polling, shows that the massacre at sandy hook elementary school is boosting broad support for stronger gun laws. a brand new nbc/"wall street journal" poll show asthma jort of americans, that's 56%, think gun control laws should be tightened in this country. in thames of specific gun proposals being considered, there's even wider support requiring background checks on all gun purchases, eliminating the 40% of gun sales that currently get no checks at all has overwhelming support. a "new york times" poll finds 9 in 10 americans support such a law. including 9 in 10 who say there is a gun in their household. a ban on high capacity magazines is backed by more than 6 in 10 and by a majority of gun owning householtz. 53% say they support a ban on semiautomatic weapons and in if youtown, aurora, tucson, or any of the some 90 gun deaths each day weren't enough, there's perhaps a new poster boy for the gun problem in america. his name is richard schmidt, a white supreme sibs with a felony conviction for manslaughter who managed to acquire an arsenal of 18 assault weapons a
sandy. and the people of new york and new jersey and new england who were devastated by it to get the same kind of treatment that the people who suffered from cat in-- katrina did. left to republican votes and john boehner's best efforts have failed in the house of representatives. democrats passed it. both cases, democrats were the key. >> i thinks that-- these are exceptional cases. in the years ahead the republicans discover they can't govern controlling the house. the democrats are going to discover they can't get much done unless they control the house. and i think in general the general pattern is they both lost a lot of -- >> here we are the friday before the secretary inauguration, second term so we're talking about president's actions this week. how he is positioning himself, what do you see in that? for the secretary term? >> i think right now he's sort of in a much more moderate spot than he was last time. i think if you look at the first two big issues that first the fiscal fight where he's got the public on his side. you've got immigration where he's got the public on
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it. it was passed only because the democrats. and then after that we had the vote on hurricane sandy. and the people of new york and new jersey and new england who were devastated by it to get the same kind of treatment that the people who suffered from cat in-- katrina did. left to republican votes and john boehner's best efforts have failed in the house of representatives. democrats passed it. both cases democrats were the key. >> i thinks that-- these are exceptional cases. in the years ahead the republicans discover they can't govern controlling the house. the democrats are going to discover they can't get much done unless they control the house. and i think in general the general pattern is they both lost a lot of -- >> here we are the friday before the secretary inauguration, second term so we're talking about president's actions this week. how he is positioning himself, what do you see in that? for the secretary term? >> i think right now he's sort of in a much more moderate spot than he was last time. i think if you look at the first two big issues that first the fiscal fight
of the sandy hook elementary school shooting. >> critics feel the release of the game was poorly timed and that was a political jab. they're asking it to be removed from apple's app store out of respect for the victims'. >> we will be back with >> welcome back to the kron 4 morning news 7:29 a.m.. the first hot spot is able to car crash on the nimitz freeway north bound at 1 tonight. it started out blocking the two left at light. he conceded backing up the ride towards san leandro where we have another problem. it is on38 on 238 installed big rig blocks the lane. a sig alert was issued. it backing up the ride through castro valley on to the dublin great for interstate 580 westbound. this is not an easy situation to detour around. if you want to avoid the nimitz you want to take interstate 580. getting to it will be a problem with the stalled big rig on 238. >> here is a look at the weather with erica. >> good morning george. it is friday. it is clear for most of the bay area. upper '40's in san francisco. 43 in hayward. upper twenties in concord. a chilly start to the morning for some.
'm glad that he used occasion of the sandy hook crisis to deal with the gun issues. that's -- that killing and -- sandy hook was -- these 20 babies who never had a chance to open their christmas presents, never could see -- something about that that -- a tipping point. yet, illuminates chicago. 32,000 killed nationally. the killing epidemic is huge. i wish it would come to chicago because -- antiseptic new -- the -- >> reverend jackson, we see the chief justice of the united states, john roberts, arriving on capitol hill behind us right now. he will be administering the oath of office to the president for a fourth time. yesterday was the third. twice four years ago. fourth and last time, we should point out. this will be a significant historic moment. >> we are 160 miles from jamestown, virginia, where the slave ship landed. he looks over where lincoln is immortalized and dr. king statue. >> look at that. sonia sotomayor, justice, arriving as well. she will be administering the oath of office. the vice president -- >> since '63 to today, many way it is whole world has change. >> have come
sandy in october. the beach has been closed and guarded by police since then. last my, the city was awarded the -- night, the city was awarded the contract. the new boardwalk should be open memorial day weekend. >>> the sonoma county planning commission will decide if they will allow the state to install parking fee machines at the beaches. critics say it violents the state's constitution. it also makes it more dangerous for people who can't or don't want to pay for parking in safe areas. >>> well, in honor of the martin luther king, junior holiday next monday, there will be free admission at all national parks. the free day covers all of the national park services, 398 property the nationwide -- properties nationwide. at yosemite that's a savings of $20 per car. the rangers say winter is a beautiful time to come visit. >>> tributes are pouring in for conrad baine. >> the fact is, i adopted willis and arnold because they are great kids and i love then. >> he was best known for portraying mr. drumand, the father who adopted two african- american brothers. todd bridges says this i
of deteriorating security in libya. >> a 16 member panel called the sandy hook advisory commission, formed the best- after the connecticut school shooting will have its first meeting this week. >> the group will get updates on the shooting investigation and hear presentations from experts involved in the aftermath of the columbine and virginia tech tragedies. >> the group includes public safety mental health experts. the goal is to come up with recommendations on school safety, a mental health and gun violence prevention. the group's initial report is due by march 15th. >> still ahead of the 49ers have done it again. making the sports illustrated cover for the second week. we will be taking a closer look at the new cover when the kron 4 morning news continues. >> the upper midwest is entering a fourth straight day of frigid temperatures. >> the bitter cold yesterday burst pipes and forced schools closed down. >> the national weather service says the cold as it got on monday was in embarrass, minnesota. where it hit 36 below. >> the bitter conditions are expected to continue in the weekend in the mi
a school bus into a ditch. fortunately no one was hurt. staten island relief centers from superstorm sandy are now heating centers. >> my fingers felt like they would fall right off, it is that cold. >> reporter: but for some tourist, a chance for a moment frozen in time. for many, it's that teeth chattering uncomfortable cold. for others, it's been far worse. so far, several deaths are being blamed on this frigid cold snap, matt. >> craig melvin, thank you very much. mr. roker, the question is how long will this last? >> bundle up for the weekend because it will take that long to warm up. here's what we have for high temperatures today. looking at 12 in buffalo, 23 in cincinnati, jetstream way to the south. the good news, by monday, that jetstream moves up to the north and temperatures start to moderate. instead of 7 in bangor, 24 on monday. 38, new york city, washington, 32, 34 in cincinnati and 35 in buffalo and we have an icy mix making its way in the spine of the appalachians in the midwest and northeast later on today. >> looking like a heat wave compared to what we've seen. >>> nata
in the midwest has descended on the northeast. it is making life tough for thousands of superstorm sandy victims living in damaged homes in new york and new jersey. >>> northern new england is seeing more sub-zero numbers and temperatures are below freezing as far south as north carolina. this is what it looks like in boston this morning, where it's in the single digits. further south it's chilly in new york's central park where we find terrell brown. terrell, good morning. >> reporter: charlie, norah, good morning to you. it is in the low teens in central park. the temperature is one issue as we stand out here, though we can feel the winds start to pick up just a bit and that is the key thing, windchills are expected to be below zero in some areas today. this cold weather is here it will likely last through the weekend, and the worst of it could be today. >> it's very very cold. >> reporter: all day, new yorkers bundled up against windchill temps that ranged from single digits to below zero. >> i was kind of cold but i don't care i'm outside and i got to make money
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